Dead Man's Folly

CHRISTIE, Agatha. Dead Man's Folly.

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CHRISTIE, Agatha. Dead Man's Folly. London: The Crime Club by Collins, 1956.

8vo., red publisher's boards lettered in black to spine with publisher's device to foot; two-tone green dust jacket with text in black and white (2s. 6d. net); pp. [vi], 7-256; spotted to edges; prelims lightly browned and offset; else very good; the vibrant jacket spotted and a little shelf worn, particularly to the lower panel; one or two very small nicks and chips; very good.
First edition.
Ariadne Oliver, the famous crime writer who bears a passing resemblance to Christie, sets up a murder mystery event at a West Country fete, and invites her old friend Hercule Poirot to visit. Unsurprisingly, the party provokes a real murder. A salutary lesson in Sod's law: if you intend to host a murder mystery party, do not invite real detectives.

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